Year-Long STEAM Project - Spring Semester 2020
- General Information and Requirements for Checkpoint #1
- Checkpoint #2- due by 2/26: download this document and save it. Complete the questions (cells expand as you type) in Arial 11pt RED font. When completed, upload it to your Google Drive folder. Make sure you've given me rights to edit.
From last year (2018-2019)
STEM/STEAM Project - Spring Semester 2019:
1. Overall Project Plan (READ THIS FIRST). *NOTE- Some dates have been changed (postponed) and announced numerous times in class (also given on the Daily PPts)
2. STEM project- proposal form. Project Ideas: Here are some links to other sites that may give you some ideas. Remember: Your project must be on a living organism, but NO ANIMAL VERTEBRATES
3. STEAM Engineering project- proposal form
4. STEAM Art project - proposal form
5. FINAL PROJECT RUBRICS- Spring 2019
6. APA Format: use www.purdueowl.com
7. Final Project Reminders: Uploaded 5/11/2019
Revised due dates:
1- For those who turned in the 3rd checkpoint early (3/29), your final project: including trifold with pictures (or PPt or Prezi- if Engineering or Art), paper, internal citations & 'Works Cited' page, etc.) is due Friday, 4/19. **STEM Science project must also include tables & graphs. I must have time (over that weekend) to pick the ones that qualify for STEAM Symposium on 4/25.
2- Everyone else: Checkpoint #3 has been postponed until Friday, 4/12. Final Project is due the day after EOC is over (I think that is Monday, 5/13), BUT remember: there is a conflict with the scheduled Bio EOC dates (5/9 and 5/10) and the AP Computer Science Principles Exam (5/10). As far as I've been told, Admin is still working on a solution, so I can't tell you anything definitely at this point...😟. Also: See #1, directly above, for what must be included in the final project.
FINAL PROJECT RUBRICS- 2019. *I may have to make some more slight modifications, but they would be minimal
- Every student must create a folder on Google Drive (using your Wheeler Magnet account) titled either:
Last name-STEM (or STEAM) Project 2019-3rd
- Next, share the folder with me: email@example.com. You must allow me to edit your documents. This must be done NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, 2/27/19. I will receive a notification when you have done this
- STEM Project: Materials and Methods - This should be similar in format to lab directions that you are given by me when you are doing a lab in class. In your report, first give a list of all materials you are using in your experiment. Next, give 'step by step' procedures of your experiment. Be sure and # each step.
- Art STEAM Project: Similar to "Storyboard" format. Here's some info about Storyboard, if you need it: (website- https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/what-are-storyboards/)
- Engineering STEAM Project: Similar to "Storyboard" format. Here's some info about Storyboard, if you need it:
Here's More Info about the STEM Science Project. STEAM Project info will be available soon!
PLEASE READ: The below info (with bullets) is from 2017-2018. There will be changes and modifications made to the rubric this year.
---Example: If you do a STEM Project, I will not require Art Data, since we have STEAM Project options this year.
---Also, you will be required to write up a formal lab report, but I will give you instructions for what I will require this year after we return from break (so the rubric will be modified).
---The 3rd checkpoint will be due at the end of March for those trying out for Symposium. For all others, it will be due the week after Spring Break (I'll give you the specific date in class soon)
--- Again, any dates you see below are from last year. I will update info as soon as I can (likely, over the break)
- 2017-2018 RUBRIC
- Common Mistakes: this handout should help you avoid making the same mistakes as in previous projects.
- Research Project Information - these dates are from the last year! I will modify them soon!
- First Objective- What Should I Research? Here's help for finding some ideas
- First Objective- Student fill in sheet. Due dates are from last year.
- Link for Forms- research_plan.docx (NA for 2019)
- Project Ideas- Here are links to other sites that may give you some ideas. Remember: Your project must be on a living organism, but NO VERTEBRATES (you may use this for 2019)
- APA format - Purdue OWL is your best source, but apastyle.org has info regarding citing sources with missing information (ex- author, date, etc.) and answers to other questions (this will apply in 2019)
- Materials and Methods section- look over this for help (and go over the 'check list' at the end of the document)
- Here's a fairly 'standard' rubric' many use for grading research papers/reports. Every teacher/prof you'll ever have will 'tweek' the format a bit, so start getting used to that. Please know that I understand this is your first attempt at it, so I will adjust some of the categories and points. As you all progress through Magnet, AP and post-AP classes, there will be less flexibility and you'll have to meet each standard in its entirity, though. Just do your best! *UPDATED 2017-2018 RUBRIC
Other Project Ideas
There's a multitude of project ideas online. I'll post some other websites and/or ideas that I find (or think of), below. I want you to be creative, but maybe this will give you some good initial ideas!
- I've seen a good bit online about 'Biome in a Bottle'- this one could incorporate both engineering and a controlled experiment. Google it and you will find some good resources
- Creating a Biology 'Game' (with illustrated game board, etc)
- Stop Motion Project on a biological process
- This site has some good ideas